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Statesboro's AJIN Georgia presents $40,000 to local organizations

Christmas came early for 12 Bulloch County organizations. Leadership from AJIN Georgia, one of Statesboro's newest industries, presented them with checks totaling $40,000.
Recipients of donations from AJIN Georgia

Local leadership from one of Statesboro’s newest industries, AJIN Georgia, delivered Christmas a little early to 12 local non-profit, education and public safety agencies.

They presented the agencies each with a check of support totaling $40,000 at a luncheon at Uncle Shug’s Bar B Q Place on Main on Thursday.  The agencies were presented the checks by by Jamie Calloway, AJIN General Manager, Human Resources.

“Today is an example of the generosity of Jung-Ho Sea, AJIN CEO and President and the importance he places on giving back and being a good corporate citizen,” said Jamie Calloway. “AJIN hasn’t even made one part and Mr. Sea is making a difference in our community and adjoining communities with these gifts of support.”

This is the second gift to members of our community made by Mr. Sea.  Earlier this year, he donated high tech, Korean made refrigerators to local agencies and local Korean War Veterans.

“Mr. Sea has a special place in his heart for Korean War Veterans and what they did for his home country,” said Calloway.  “If it were not for the bravery and sacrifice of so many of these Veterans he would not have been able to start his companies which have helped so many.”

In addition to Calloway other senior leadership members were in attendance including:

  • Taechul Kim - COO
  • Jaeik Jang - CFO
  • Daewoong Kim - Sr. mgr/Finance
  • Seunghwan Kim - GM/Project
  • Junhyeon Sim - Sr. Specialist/Project
  • Chunwoo Shin - Sr. Mgr./ Ajin USA HR
  • Jaewook Jeong - Sr. Mgr./HR

AJIN Georgia was the first Hyundai Tier 1 supplier to announce they were building a plant in Bulloch County in November 2022.  Their plant is the one you see from I-16 near Hwy. 301 South in the Bruce Yawn Industrial Park.  

The $278 million, 853,000 square foot plant will manufacture a variety of car parts and plans to begin manufacturing parts by October, 2024.  They will initially employ a little under 300 employees with a target of 600 employees as production demand increases.

Local dignitaries who attended in addition to the award recipients included:

  • Roy Thompson, Bulloch County Commissioner Chair
  • Jappy Stringer, Bulloch County Commissioner
  • Ray Mosley, Bulloch County Commissioner
  • Curt Deal, Bulloch County Commission Chair and Bullcoh County Development Authority Vice Chair
  • Billy Allen, Bulloch County Development Authority Chair

Below is a picture of each organization who were presented a check with Jaimie Calloway and representatives from the organization:

Community Organizations:

Bulloch County Boys & Girls Club

L-R: James Calloway, Boys & Girls CEO Lawana Marlin, Board Member Fred Hill. DeWayne Grice

Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department

L-R:Bulloch Rec Kimberly Sharpe, James Calloway, Bulloch Rec Tony Morgan. DeWayne Grice

Statesboro Kiwanis Club

L-R: James Calloway, Kiwanis President Matt Anderson, Kiwanis V.P. Kasey Hagan. DeWayne Grice

Statesboro Safe Haven

L-R: James Calloway, Safe Haven Board President Corbett Deloach, Safe Haven's Jessica Williams, Safe Haven Director Tami Kicklighter. DeWayne Grice

Statesboro Village Builders

L-R: James Calloway, Statesboro Village Builders Director, Dr. LaSara Mitchell, City of Statesboro HR Director, Demetrius Bynes. DeWayne Grice

Bulloch County Emergency Medical Services

L-R: Buloch EMS Brian Hendrix, Asst. Director, James Calloway, Bulloch EMS Director, Doug Vickers, Director, Commissioner Ray Mosley. DeWayne Grice

Bulloch County Fire Department

L-R: Bulloch Fire Chief Ben Tapley, James Calloway, Commissioner Jappy Stringer. DeWayne Grice

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

L_R: James Calloway, Sheriff Noel Brown, Chief Deputy Bill Black. DeWayne Grice

Education Organizations:

Bulloch County Schools

James Calloway, Bulloch Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson and CTAE Director Bethany Gilliam. DeWayne Grice

Evans County Schools

L-R: James Calloway, Holly Durrence, Dr. Paul Mizell. DeWayne Grice

Metter College and Career Academy

L-R: James Calloway, Principal Ellis Strobridge, Student Services Coordinator Tammie Lanier. DeWayne Grice

Ogeechee Technical College

L-R: James Calloway, OTC President Lori Durden, OTC's  Christina Harrell. DeWayne Grice

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